A Make Up Table and a Stool

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Half experiment, half wedding present. The black material is something called Richlite - it's a paper epoxy composite that's incredibly hard-wearing and more commonly used in things like skateboard ramps and kitchen counters. I've got loads left over from another job and wanted to see what it looked like in a slightly more luxury product. Conclusion? A bugger to work with, ambivalent about the results. I do love the contrast, but micro variations in the thickness between it and the ply (both 12mm) upset my OCD.

Onto the positives - and there's a lot I love here. My first time trying mitred corners, and I decided to strengthen them with a strip of oak. That was fiddly. On a roll, I echoed the mitred corners in the drawer fronts, which I love and will do again whenever I can. I love a good stripe. The legs are also oak, and give a real elegance to the table I think.

The stool was originally inspired by the Tyrell building in Bladerunner, though it evolved a lot to look nothing like it in the end. Triangles and pyramids, anyway. There's mitres and oak in it to match the table. Note to self - oil the oak and the ply separately next time, otherwise the wood stain leaks into the ply and you lose the contrast you intended for the top of the stool.

 

 Mitres and splines

Mitres and splines

 Splines and mitres

Splines and mitres

Sebastian Lloyd